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David Rees AM encourages participation in consultation on petroleum extraction

Welsh Government consults on new powers for petroleum extraction The Welsh Government has today launched a consultation on policies for the issuing of new licences for petroleum and gas extraction in Wales. As part of the Wales Act 2017, Welsh Ministers will take over responsibility for licensing onshore petroleum extraction from the UK Oil &

Local AM supports microbeads ban

Aberavon’s Assembly Member, David Rees, has supported Welsh Government proposals to introduce a ban on microbeads in Wales. The ban will apply to the supply and manufacture of ‘rinse-off’ personal care products which contain plastic microbeads. Plastic microbeads are a common ingredient in many hand cleansers, face scrubs, toothpastes, shower gels, cosmetics and other personal

UK Government policies are pushing more children into poverty in Aberavon

Local AM, David Rees, has met with a Welsh Government Minister to raise his concerns following the publication of an Equality and Human Rights Commission report that has found that efforts to tackle child poverty in Wales are being “damaged” by UK government welfare and tax reforms. The report estimates there could be 50,000 more

Welsh Government puts a block on new prison at Baglan

A year on from the announcement by the Ministry of Justice of their intention to build a new prison on land at Baglan Industrial Park the Welsh Government has issued a statement that has effectively put a block on that proposal progressing.  On March 23rd 2017 the MOJ published notification of its intention to build